In response to Patrick Benham-Crosswell: Straight-talking Trump and Putin should get on rather well, Robert wrote:

‘Indelicate’? Yes, but usually to those who deserve it, those who, before and, indeed, since he became President, have been extremely less than delicate in their choice of words to describe him. Having seen a few of his rally speeches – from links posted on this site – he saves his best for the people he represents. The Duluth one sticks in my mind because he went out of his way to say how the American people are the smartest and most hard-working he knows – with the usual nod to Hillary Clinton’s view that around half the American population are deplorable.

Correct me if I’m wrong but when has Theresa May ever said that she thinks the British people are the smartest and most hard-working she knows? These are words that would, one suspects, not come easy to her lips because it is not unreasonable to infer from what she has said and done to date that it is not something she believes. Indeed, given her willing capitulation to public servants in Brussels and Whitehall it would come as no surprise that the British people are regarded as a blessed nuisance for landing her with a task she doesn’t want to do.